Recreation & Region – Winter events

Events in winter:
packed with snow and fun.

    India comes to Gstaad, Bollywood to the Gstaad Palace

    Originally from Delhi, Ravi Bajaj has lived in Manchester since 1997. He used to cook for the guests of the world-famous Taj Hotel in Mumbai, now he is head chef in his own enterprise: With his innovative DILLI concept, he caused quite a stir in the Indian restaurant scene of Britain. For the past five years, Ravi Bajaj has been guest chef at the Gstaad Palace. While here, he usually offers three or four of his classic dishes, such as the tandoori chicken with its vibrant red colour that stems from saffron.

    Ravi’s recipes have style. His classics come with a certain twist, a trace lighter, a trace more playful. Together with head chef Franz W. Faeh he offers Palace guests a delightfully exciting menu at our Grand Restaurant during the entire winter season – a treat for eyes and taste buds alike.

    A very Merry Christmas

    For Christmas Eve, the team of the Gstaad Palace is pleased to offer you a champagne toast. A traditional six-course Christmas dinner will be served, accompanied by music in the different restaurants. The children are invited to enjoy a Christmas movie.

    More information

    Reservations +41 33 748 50 00 |

    A fond farewell to 2021: Winter Wonderland

    Who else cannot wait to bid 2021 a heart-felt goodbye? This year’s theme is “Winter Wonderland” – and we promise you a night filled with celebratory magic. Start your evening off with a Cocktail Reception from 8 pm at The Lobby Bar and the GreenGo nightclub, followed by an exquisite dinner in one of our restaurants or Salle Baccarat. The rhythms of Dora Live Band, JP Verdolini and others will lift your spirits, and the setting will spoil you with its beauty. If you are travelling with your family, we have got you covered: Our professional caregivers will entertain your children with a fun VIK party.

    More information

    Reservations +41 33 748 50 00 |

    «New Year’s Brunch» on 1 January 2022

    Start the New Year with a feast! We prepare a delicious brunch for you in all the restaurants from 13.00 pm accompanied by music from El Nuevo Mariachi Suizo. For adult guests the “New Year’s Brunch” costs CHF 250.- per person, for children under 12 years old CHF 125.- each.

    Reservations +41 33 748 50 00 |

    International hot air balloon festival in Château-d’Oex


    Be there when more than 70 hot air balloons from 15 countries take off surrounded by the Alps. The 43nd international hot air balloon festival is taking place from 22 to 30 January 2022 in Château-d’Oex, the world’s capital of hot air balloons. The balloons rising in the snowy mountains are a unique sight. Do not miss this special event.

    Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad


    The Sommets Musicaux de Gstaad are the musical highlight of the winter season for classical music lovers. Experience young talent, grand orchestras and internationally established artists from 28 January to 5 February 2022. You can listen to the most beautiful classic works in Gstaad’s magical snowy winter wonderland. Followed by a dinner together at our 5-star hotel with exceptional encounters between artists and classical music fans.

    «Seafood Menu»: every Sunday in February

    We offer a «Seafood Menu» every Sunday in February from 12.30 pm for lovers of seafood. You not only enjoy a delicious lunch in Le Grand Restaurant but the breathtaking view over the Swiss Alps too including a musical entertainment.

    Reservations +41 33 748 50 00 |

    A truly elegant Valentine’s Day

    Gstaad Palace

    Time to celebrate and create new memories together with your loved ones by enjoying an evening with cocktails and a gourmet dinner. With some luck, you might be the couple winning special creations from Chopard who is pleased to partner with the Gstaad Palace in rewarding the most elegant couple on Valentine’s Day.

    For Madame, Chopard has selected one of its Happy Hearts creations, the collection for women with a big heart, which has become a jewellery icon. Made of 18-carat pink ethical gold, the pendant enhances the shape of the heart, an emblem of the Maison, through a large red heart and a daring mobile diamond. As much a salute to Joie de Vivre as an ode to femininity.

    For Monsieur, Chopard expresses its passion for motor sports and competition through a pair of stainless steel cufflinks with a palladium finish inspired by a gear lever knob. An essential accessory for contemporary gentlemen who know that elegance lies in the detail.

    Tables go fast. Book yours now and surprise your loved one later!

    Aperitif at The Lobby Bar from 7.30 pm
    Dinner in all restaurants from 8.00 pm

    CHF 195.- per person*
    CHF 95.- per child under 12 years*

    * included in culinary credit

    Reservations +41 33 748 50 00 |

    «Dora Live Band» on the 17th and 25th of February 2022

    «Dora Live Band», the most well-known band at the Gstaad Palace, is performing here in the Lobby Bar again on the 17th and 25th of February 2022. An evening with this band provides unforgettable moments – be there!

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    And if you’re travelling to Gstaad in the summer then there is also a broad selection of events.